The year is 1978. In the Peoples’ Republic of China, a feeling of uncertainty is in the air. The death of Mao Zedong is still fresh in the Chinese citizens’ minds, as is the fall of the Gang of Four, the radical syndicate attempting to succeed Mao. While Maoists still hold much of the power and influence in the Chinese government, a growing faction of pragmatist reformers are gaining ground. This conflict takes form in virtually all of Chinese policy. Will China choose to open up free markets in wake of the economic failures of the Cultural Revolution, or will they choose to stick to the tenets of Mao and continue to run a command economy? Will China choose to open its doors to the Western world, or will China continue its largely reclusive foreign policy? How will China handle its rapidly growing population, the freedoms of its people, and most importantly, whose hands the power of the government lies in? Delegates, it is up to you to decide the path China will take.